Every town is an important part of the American story.

Your community matters, which makes your response to the 2020 Census—the count of everyone living in the United States—critically important.
When you respond, you’ll help your town get the most out of the American dream.

A few minutes of your time can have a powerful impact.

Your response to the census will shape important services and resources across Illinois for the next decade.

What exactly is at stake? Getting an accurate count of Illinois residents will impact representation in Congress and guide the allocation of federal funds for essential programs like Medicaid, the National School Lunch Program, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, and grants to local education agencies.

Responding to the 2020 Census is easy and takes only a few minutes onlineby phone or by mail. Your responses are protected by federal law. Answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way.